Albert Russo who has published worldwide over 85 books of poetry, fiction and photography, in both English and French, his two mother tongues (Italian being his 'paternal' tongue; he also speaks Spanish and German and still has notions of Swahili), is the recipient of many awards, such as The New York Poetry Forum and Amelia (CA) Awards, The American Society of Writers Fiction Award, The British Diversity Short Story Award, The AZsacra international Poetry Award (Taj Mahal Review - US$ 500), the Books & Authors Award, several Writer’s Digest poetry and fiction Awards (winner and finalist), aquillrelle Awards, the Prix Colette and the Prix de la Liberté, among others. His work has been translated into a dozen languages in 25 countries, on the five continents. He has co-published 'Gaytude' with Adam Donaldson Powell, which won Best Gay Book in the USA. Albert Russo was also a member of the 1996 jury for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature which often leads to the Nobel Prize of Literature. Latest Prize: Best 2013 Unicef Short Story award in defense of childhood worldwide, entitled: 'Revenge by proxy / Vengeance par procuration'.
Besides writing novels in English and in French, with work translated into a dozen languages, Albert Russo has garnered several prizes for his photography books, Indie Excellence Awards (both winner and finalist), The London Book Festival awards (finalist), The Gallery Photografica awards (silver medal), among others. Some of his photos have been exhibited at the Louvre Museum, in Paris, in Times Square, NYC, as well as at the Museum of Photography in Lausanne, Switzerland. Now, he is exhibiting at the Espace Pierre Cardin, in Paris, his work AIR DE MONTMARTRE, as well as photos on canvas. The Mayor of the Big Apple has lauded his two photobooks on Paris and New York. Some of his novels and memoirs have also been filmed in English, with videos 90 and 100 minutes long. www.albertrusso.com +: http://chameleon.l-aleph.com/
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